GRPD: 1 dead, 1 hospitalized after shooting

Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The Grand Rapids Police Department is looking into a homicide that happened on the city’s southwest side overnight Saturday.

Police responded to Ionia Avenue near Bartlett Street to multiple calls of shots being fired around midnight. When officers arrived, they found a man’s body lying in the street. The victim has been identified as 43-year-old Michael Allen Jennings of Grand Rapids.

An autopsy will be conducted to officially determine the cause and manner of his death.

After Jennings was pronounced dead at the scene, officers were told a second victim arrived at the hospital with a non-life-threatening injury.

The condition of the second victim is unknown at this time.

Detectives with the GRPD Major Case Team are encouraging anyone with information to contact investigators directly at 616.456.3380 or anonymously through Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.

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